Thoughts, musings, and frustrations in the pursuit of perfection. In short, complicating simplicity.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

etching... update

      Process has been sorted to the point where we are confident about getting clean, crisp etchings with no pin-holing. This picture shows our new neck badge, which will go on our bikes from now on. A mite out of focus due to dust on the lens, but you get the idea. Had a bit of debate on whether to paint or age the badge, with the consensus being that aging better shows the quality of the etch, and will further acquire patina for its life span on the bike. The badge itself is rather large (2"x2") and dangerously close to our limit for bling; but being 80% covered by the headlight turns into into one of those nifty, half hidden details.